- Bankrupt Patriot Coal picks Blackhawk Mining as lead bidder Updated: Jun-03-15 7:10 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Blackhawk Mining LLC is offering to buy most of bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.'s assets.
- Landfill to take oilfield waste proposed in eastern Montana Updated: Jun-03-15 5:37 am
BILLINGS, Montana - Montana officials are considering an application for a landfill in eastern Montana that would take oilfield waste, including naturally-occurring radioactive materials.
- N. Korea races to boost power in time for party anniversary Updated: Jun-03-15 4:44 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - North Korea is racing to boost its electricity supply by up to 50 percent with the completion of several generating stations by the end of the year and is pushing alternative resources like solar - already used extensively in the countryside - to ease its chronic shortages, a government expert told The Associated Press in Pyongyang.
- Oil and gas turn their backs on coal as climate deal nears Updated: Jun-03-15 3:43 am
STOCKHOLM - Chemistry books say there are three fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.
- NYSERDA proposes long-term renewable energy commitment Updated: Jun-03-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has submitted a blueprint for boosting renewable power like solar and wind.
- Prosecution: Ex-BP exec lied; defense: no motive to lie Updated: Jun-02-15 7:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A former BP executive manipulated early estimates of the amount of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico after a 2010 rig explosion to conform to a low government estimate, then lied about it to federal agents, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
- Facing deadline, Puerto Rico seeks to overhaul power company Updated: Jun-02-15 6:52 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico is preparing to overhaul its heavily indebted public power company as the U.S. territory's government faces a July deadline to approve a new budget and make a roughly $400 million payment to the utility's investors amid growing concerns that public agencies could go bankrupt.
- 6 groups seek to intervene in federal drilling rules lawsuit Updated: Jun-02-15 6:46 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Six environmental groups asked a judge Tuesday to be allowed to side with the federal government in opposing two lawsuits that contest new rules for oil and gas drilling on federal lands, among which is a requirement that companies report information about chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.
- Legislators urge more pipeline inspections after oil spill Updated: Jun-02-15 6:32 pm
LOS ANGELES - Two California legislators Tuesday said they want to increase the frequency of pipeline inspections after a break near Santa Barbara two weeks ago blackened beaches with crude oil and created a 9-mile slick in the Pacific.
- Groups sue agency to block Shell's Arctic offshore drilling Updated: Jun-02-15 6:29 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Ten environmental groups Tuesday sued a federal agency over its approval of a plan by Royal Dutch Shell PLC for exploratory petroleum drilling off Alaska's northwest coast.
- Battles over oil pipelines on 3 fronts in Minnesota Updated: Jun-02-15 5:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Battles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week.
- Colorado coal mine appeals climate change court ruling Updated: Jun-02-15 5:15 pm
DENVER - A Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal's impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined wants to make sure it can keep operating while it appeals a federal court ruling.
- Southern Co. casts blame at builders for nuclear plant delay Updated: Jun-02-15 4:55 pm
ATLANTA - Southern Co. has an emerging message when talking about its over-budget nuclear plant in Georgia: It's not our fault.
- Lexington-based coal operator eyeing layoffs Updated: Jun-02-15 4:51 pm
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A Lexington-based coal company says it is temporarily idling most of its coal mining operations in central Appalachia, a region where the industry continues to struggle.
- Southern Co. casts blame at builders for nuclear plant delay Updated: Jun-02-15 4:50 pm
ATLANTA - Southern Co. has an emerging message when discussing its over-budget nuclear plant in Georgia: It's not our fault.
- Local community radio blasts into Eastern Oregon Updated: Jun-02-15 4:34 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - Broadcast radio has long relied on weather as a source of content for local audiences.
- New hydroelectric power plant coming to North Side Canal Updated: Jun-02-15 4:06 pm
JEROME, Idaho - When officials at North Side Canal Co. realized that they needed to replace an aging concrete gate, they chose an option that would pay for itself.
- Sikorsky to cut 1,400 jobs, citing falling oil production Updated: Jun-02-15 3:45 pm
STRATFORD, Connecticut - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. says it's cutting 1,400 jobs in the coming year as the helicopter manufacturer faces declining demand for shuttling workers to offshore oil platforms.
- Opponents of new gas plant ask court to halt construction Updated: Jun-02-15 3:42 pm
BALTIMORE - Opponents of a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County are asking a federal court to halt construction until it can hear their appeal of the project's approval.
- Methane from Kekaha landfill could be used to power buses Updated: Jun-02-15 2:32 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii - Kauai County is planning for a more sustainable future by using methane gas generated from decaying organic matter in the Kekaha landfill to power the public bus fleet.
- SC electric companies rolling out incentives for solar power Updated: Jun-02-15 1:44 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - South Carolina electric utilities will offer incentives for customers who install solar power.
- 4th suspect pleads guilty in SW Indiana power plant slaying Updated: Jun-02-15 1:31 pm
BOONVILLE, Indiana - A southwestern Indiana man has pleaded guilty to assisting a criminal in the slaying of a man at a power plant.
- Illinois well services company moving offices to Indiana Updated: Jun-02-15 12:31 pm
VINCENNES, Indiana - A company that services oil and natural gas wells is moving its main office to southwestern Indiana from a nearby Illinois community.
- SCE&G seeking rate hike due to nuclear plant costs Updated: Jun-02-15 11:51 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is asking for a nearly 3 percent rate increase due to overruns in the cost of building two new nuclear reactors.
- Utah woman leaves DEQ to join energy industry law firm Updated: Jun-02-15 11:51 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's former top environmental regulator has taken a job as an attorney for the energy industry barely a week after stepping down.